Genshin Impact Hu Tao Best Build

Little is known about Hu Tao, but most characters who talk about her have a negative impression of her. She is typically described as a cheeky prankster who always causes trouble, and Qiqi’s character stories say she has a very “punch-able face” due to Hu Tao’s insistence on burying the zombie.

Hu Tao Skills Talents

Secret Spear of Wangsheng

Normal Attack

Normal Attack

Performs up to 6 consecutive spear strikes.

Charged Attack

Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to lunge forward, dealing damage to enemies along the way.

Plunging Attack

Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground, damaging enemies along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.

Guide to Afterlife

Elemental Skill

Hu Tao consumes a portion of her HP to knock the surrounding enemies back and enter the Paramita Papilio state.

Paramita Papilio

  • Increases Hu Tao’s ATK based on her Max HP at the time of entering this state. ATK Bonus gained this way cannot exceed 400% of Hu Tao’s Base ATK.
  • Converts attack DMG to Pyro DMG, which cannot be overridden by any other elemental infusion.
  • Charged attacks apply the Blood Blossom effect to the enemies hit.
  • Increases Hu Tao’s resistance to interruption.

Spirit Soother

Elemental Burst

Commands a blazing spirit to attack, dealing Pyro DMG in a large AoE.
Upon striking the enemy, regenerates a percentage of Hu Tao’s Max HP. This effect can be triggered up to 5 times, based on the number of enemies hit.
If Hu Tao’s HP is below or equal to 50% when the enemy is hit, both the DMG and HP Regeneration are increased.

Hu Tao Passive Talents

The More the Merrier

When Hu Tao cooks a dish perfectly, she has a 18% chance to receive an additional “Suspicious” dish of the same type.

Flutter by

When Paramita Papilio state activated by Guide to Afterlife is over, all allies in the party (excluding Hu Tao herself) will have their CRIT Rate increased by 12% for 8s.

Sanguine Rouge

When Hu Tao’s HP is equal to or less than 50%, her Pyro DMG Bonus is increased by 33%.

Hu Tao Constellations

Crimson Bouquet

While in Paramita Papilio state activated by Guide to Afterlife, Hu Tao’s Charge Attacks do not consume Stamina.

Omnimous Rainfall

Increases the Blood Blossom DMG by the amount equal to 10% of Hu Tao’s Max HP at the time the effect is applied.
Additionally, Spirit Soother will also apply the Blood Blossom effect.

Lingering Carmine

Increases the Level of Guide to Afterlife by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.

Garden of Eternal Rest

Upon defeating an enemy affected by Blood Blossom that Hu Tao applied herself, all nearby allies in the party (excluding Hu Tao herself) will have their CRIT Rate increased by 12% for 15s.

Floral Incense

Increases the Level of Spirit Soother by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.

Butterfly’s Embrace

Triggers when Hu Tao’s HP drops below 25%, or when she suffers a lethal strike:
Hu Tao will not fall as a result of the DMG sustained. Additionally, for the next 10s, all of her Elemental and Physical RES is increased by 200%, her CRIT Rate is increased by 100%, and her resistance to interruption is greatly increased.
This effect triggers automatically when Hu Tao has 1 HP left.
Can only occur once every 60s.

Hu Tao Best Build

Genshin Impact Hu Tao Best Build

Hu Tao Best weapon

Hu Tao best Weapon

Hu Tao excels at single target damage, especially when animation cancelling her Charged Attack and triggering Melt and Vaporize. Pairing Hu Tao with shields to keep her below 50% HP is very powerful.


Staff of Homa

Staff of Homa


HP increased by 20/25/30/35/40%. Additionally, provides an ATK Bonus based on 0.8/1/1.2/1.4/1.6% of the wielder’s Max HP. When the wielder’s HP is less than 50%, this ATK bonus is increased by an additional 1/1.2/1.4/1.6/1.8% of Max HP.





If there are at least 2 opponents nearby, ATK is increased by 16/20/24/28/32% and DEF is increased by 16/20/24/28/32%. If there are less than 2 enemies nearby, ATK is increased by 24/30/36/42/48%.

Artifact Sets

Primordial Jade Winged-Spear

Primordial Jade Winged-Spear

On hit, increases ATK by 3.2/3.9/4.6/5.3/6% for 6s. Max 7 stacks. Can only occur once every 0.3s. Full stacks increase Skill DMG by 12/16/20/24/28%.




Normal Attacks deal an additional 160/200/240/280/320% DMG. Can only occur once every 10s.

You may use substitutes such as white tassel, since it has crit% and a consistent 48% attack buff to normal attacks.


Kunwu's Iris Rift

Kunwu’s Iris Rift

Increases Normal Attack SPD by 10/12/14/16/18%. Increases DMG against enemies affected by any element by 24/30/36/42/48%.

Hu Tao Best Artifact

Artifact Sets

Gladiator's Finale

Gladiator’s Finale


ATK +18%(4)

If the wielder of this artifact set uses a Sword, Claymore or Polearm, increases their Normal Attack DMG by 35%.

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